I talk honestly and openly about my experiences with mental illness, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome through the lens of feminism, fat acceptance and process theology. I also do recipe and book reviews. My mission is to spread the message that hope is always real for a better life, despite living in a world that is often very harsh.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

HAWMC Day 13 - Two Acrostic Poems


I was trying to be a faithful "health activist" and do a post every day, but I've been too tired at night lately to do so.  The warm Spring weather and a decrease in some of my medications has meant that I am much more energetic and I haven't even needed to take naps anymore, which is both wonderful and weird.  Unfortunately, it means that I get tired a lot earlier than I used to and so I'm back to doing the posts whenever I can.

Today's prompt was to write an acrostic about my condition.  An acrostic is a type of poem where the first letter in each line spells out a word and each line describes the word.  I put my own twist on it though and used the letters to form a sentence that makes some kind of point about mental illness.  It was a fun project and probably my favorite one so far.

Mental Illness

Mental,
Evil,
Nutty,
Touched in the head,
Absurd,
Looney -

Ignorance
Looks
Like
Not
Enough
Social
Services.
____________________________________________
Borderline

Brings
Out
Really
Dangerous
Emotions -
Rage,
Loneliness,
Isolation,
Numbness (and)
Emptiness.

OK, so isolation isn't really an emotion, but that's poetic license, right?  I hope you enjoyed these poems.  If you want, leave your own acrostic about your own diagnosis in the comments!

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